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The Resource Failing our brightest kids : the global challenge of educating high-ability students, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Brandon L. Wright

Failing our brightest kids : the global challenge of educating high-ability students, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Brandon L. Wright

Label
Failing our brightest kids : the global challenge of educating high-ability students
Title
Failing our brightest kids
Title remainder
the global challenge of educating high-ability students
Statement of responsibility
Chester E. Finn, Jr., Brandon L. Wright
Title variation
Global challenge of educating high-ability students
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this volume, the authors argue that, for decades, the United States has done too little to focus on educating students to achieve at high levels. The authors identify two core problems: First, compared to other countries, the United States does not produce enough high achievers. Second, students from disadvantaged backgrounds are severely underrepresented among those high achievers. The authors describe educating students to high levels of achievement as an issue of both equity and human capital: talented students deserve appropriate resources and attention, and the nation needs to develop these students' abilities to remain competitive in the international arena. The authors embark on a study of twelve countries and regions to address these issues, exploring the structures and practices that enable some countries to produce a higher proportion of high-achieving students than the United States and to more equitably represent disadvantaged students among their top scorers. Based on this research, the authors present a series of ambitious but pragmatic points that they believe should inform US policy in this area.--From publisher description
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YDXCP
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1944-
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Finn, Chester E.
Dewey number
371.950973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
LC3993.9
LC item number
.F565 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wright, Brandon L.
Series statement
Educational innovations series
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  • Gifted children
  • Gifted children
  • Gifted children
  • United States
  • Hochbegabung
  • Student
  • Kind
  • Förderung
  • Schule
  • USA
Label
Failing our brightest kids : the global challenge of educating high-ability students, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Brandon L. Wright
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-286) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Educating smart kids : why bother? -- How is the United States doing? -- How disagreement holds us back -- How the system slows us down -- Will differentiation move us forward? -- How do other countries educate smart kids? -- Japan : early neglect, later intensity -- Singapore : enough of a good thing? -- Korea : too much pressure? -- Taiwan : do as we say, not as we do -- Finland : not quite as advertised -- Germany : differentiating without differences -- Hungary : much talk, less action -- Switzerland : decentralized to excess? -- England : sifting through the policy rubble -- Ontario : how "special" is "gifted"? -- Western Australia : in for the long haul -- What have we learned? -- Moves America should make
Control code
912357009
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781612508412
Lccn
2015937064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)912357009
Label
Failing our brightest kids : the global challenge of educating high-ability students, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Brandon L. Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Educating smart kids : why bother? -- How is the United States doing? -- How disagreement holds us back -- How the system slows us down -- Will differentiation move us forward? -- How do other countries educate smart kids? -- Japan : early neglect, later intensity -- Singapore : enough of a good thing? -- Korea : too much pressure? -- Taiwan : do as we say, not as we do -- Finland : not quite as advertised -- Germany : differentiating without differences -- Hungary : much talk, less action -- Switzerland : decentralized to excess? -- England : sifting through the policy rubble -- Ontario : how "special" is "gifted"? -- Western Australia : in for the long haul -- What have we learned? -- Moves America should make
Control code
912357009
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781612508412
Lccn
2015937064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)912357009

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